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Understanding e-Learning: Towards an Understanding of Trust and Performance in On-line Distance Learning
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, Universidade Jean Piaget de Cabo Verde, Cape Verde ; , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom ; , Universidade Jean Piaget de Cabo Verde, Cape Verde

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper describes a study being conducted on a graduate level on-line distance education course at an African university which aims to explore the relation of trust and performance in such environments. This study goal is to understand the main aspects of that relation with the purpose of determining which trust factors could most influence and help maximise the level of trust in an on-line distance learning class. This line of research builds on the belief that the trust that students put in their on-line teachers is the common denominator of several related problems such as motivation, retention, technology difficulties, the need for interacting and communicating with the participants and the need for a trustful on-line distance learning environment.

Citation

Sousa, S., Hudson, B. & Lamas, D. (2003). Understanding e-Learning: Towards an Understanding of Trust and Performance in On-line Distance Learning. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2511-2512). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 10, 2019 from .

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